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Marvin and Tige Details


In this weakly limned melodrama, Marvin ([[Performer~P84410~John Cassavetes~johncassavetes]]) is a homeless man who stops the 11-year-old Tige ([[Performer~P8943~Gibran Brown~gibranbrown]]) from killing himself one night, and after a bumpy start, the two become as close as a father and son. Tige's real father left him long ago, his mother has just died, and Tige is seriously ill himself. Marvin takes this in and then hunts down Tige's father ([[Performer~P76383~Billy Dee Williams~billydeewilliams]]), who is married and the father of three other children. After some initial reluctance, the father finally accepts Tige into his household, but the boy's life does not necessarily get any better from there. With a plot that is transparently melodramatic and characters barely etched on the surface, the intention to manipulate viewers with "tragic" scenes is uncomfortably apparent. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


John Cassavetes
as Marvin Stewart
Billy Dee Williams
as Richard Davis
Gibran Brown
as Tige Jackson
Fay Hauser
as Brenda Davis
Georgia Allen
as Carrie Carter
Charles Darden
as TV Salesman
Danny Nelson
as Bartender
Lou Walker
as Cab Driver
Frank Hart
as Dr. Ross


Wanda Dell
Eric Weston
Wanda Dell
Wanda Dell
Eric Weston
Patrick Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Wanda Dell
Executive Producer
Scott Stevens
Set Designer
Bud Alper
Sound/Sound Designer